Dr. Cicilia Yudha

Associate Professor
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Dr. Cicilia Yudha

Associate Professor

Dana School of Music & University Theatre

Bliss Hall 3152

phone: (330) 941-1586




A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha has given performances in the US, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, and Indonesia. She has given master classes and presentations across the United States and Southeast Asia. In an effort to promote Casadesus’s oeuvres, Dr. Yudha was a guest artist at David Dubal’s classes, "The World of the Piano" at Juilliard, and “Hommage to Robert Casadesus” at La Maison Francaise, New York University. She also focused her doctorate dissertation on several of Casadesus’s works, and is actively pursuing his largely unknown works. Navona Records released her debut CD Selected Piano Works by Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux in September 2016.

As a creative artist, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicologist Ewelina Boczkowska, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto, and Polish Folk Dance specialists Christine Cobb and Staś Kmieć. She has presented lecture recitals at TEDx Talks, the Ohio Music Teachers Association Conferences, the College Music Society (CMS) National Conferences, and CMS Regional Conferences. She regularly presents Preview Concert Lectures for the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.

Passionate about music education and community service, Yudha is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and is a recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award. She also holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a founding member of the Dana Piano Trio and the Associate Professor of piano at the Dana School of Music Faculty at Youngstown State University.

Research Interests

Indonesian - French intertwined musical lineages over centuries
(Studies of the works by Indonesian composers, namely Slamet Abdul Sjukur and Trisutji Kamal; and French composers, such as Maurice Ravel, Robert Casadesus, and Henri Dutilleux)
Piano Pedagogy and Mental Health/Mindful Practice
Chamber Music Repertoire

Teaching Interests

Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Music